Staff Engagement Meeting Follow-Up

Dear RISD Staff,

Thanks to those of you who participated in this morning’s information and feedback session about the results of the Staff Engagement Survey. Your insight and perspective is essential to helping maintain RISD’s excellence in the areas of Academic Affairs and in the College more broadly.

The following key points summarize this morning’s conversation for those who could not attend. They will also be part of our ongoing efforts on behalf of staff.

Communication has improved but still needs to include mechanisms to invite opportunities for input and feedback.

Campus-wide policies need to be consistent and up-to-date; information lives in many places and needs to be coordinated when changes or updates occur.

Acknowledging the fact that in some areas we are leanly staffed, how can we best train and develop current staff? What are meaningful ways for learning and training to take place, and how can staff input inform the work development programs that we initiate?

Now that we have data from this survey that establishes a starting point, we will continue to work on making improvements that we can design and measure. We look forward to broad participation in meeting the goals of increased effectiveness and improved work environments.

In response to questions raised at this morning’s meeting, the following policies and information are available on the AA website:

RISD policies: We have linked the AA site to the RISD.edu site for academic policies: https://academicaffairs.risd.edu/operations-and-procedures/faculty-resources/handbooks/academic-policies/

Dean & Department Head Orientation Documents: These documents were provided to Deans and Department Heads as part of their orientation. These are useful resources and are available for your reference: https://academicaffairs.risd.edu/operations-and-procedures/for-deansdepartment-heads/dean-and-department-head-orientation-documents-sept-2012/

I hope that you found this morning’s session helpful and informative. I look forward to continuing the conversation at the “Community Conversation” Town Hall meeting scheduled for November 28, 2012 at 1130am in the RISD Auditorium.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Best,

Rosanne

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